Set One: d1t01 - Shakedown Street d1t02 - My Brother Esau d1t03 - Brown Eyed Women d1t04 - Little Red Rooster d1t05 - Dire Wolf d1t06 - Lazy Lightning -> d1t07 - Supplication -> d1t08 - Deal
Set Two: d2t01 - Feel Like A Stranger d2t02 - Samson And Delilah d2t03 - Ship Of Fools d2t04 - Maybe You Know d3t01 - He's Gone -> d3t02 - Bob Star -> d3t03 - Drums -> d3t04 - Space -> d3t05 - Throwing Stones -> d3t06 - Not Fade Away -> d3t07 - Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad -> d3t08 - Around And Around -> d3t09 - Johnny B. Goode
April 16, 2021 Subject:
Good show, Good Sounding Matrix - Funky "Bob Star"
Just wrapped this one up. Strong show throughout, solid Shakedown, cool LL>Supp, hot Deal, and the very amped up Bobby for set 2. Double shot of Bobby, Stranger and Samson, both high energy, a nice He's Gone, and then the "Bob Star" with a really funky, fun jam. Standard Throwing Stones, R&R, and JBG, well played. Nice Baby Blue encore.
All in all, this was an enjoyable listen! Check it out if you enjoy Spring of 83!
May 26, 2020 Subject:
Hot out the gate
Good show killer set list the brother essau is great love it in the second slot. Decent lazy-supp. Deal closer is smoking. Such a unique second set not set list wise but the sound. Great Brent show he slays all show long gdtrfb really great
February 15, 2019 Subject:
This was my 3rd Grateful Dead concert having been “baptized” the previous summer at Alpine Valley August 7&8,1982. Was still becoming familiar with the band & didn’t recognize most of the material. I sat not too far up in the stands on Phil’s side. This was when you could still roam freely around a show & just pick a spot. I do remember totally grooving to Shakedown. I had been playing drums for 3 years at this point, so the drum sequences were always appealing to me (didn’t go for bathroom & beer break! Lol) was nicely dosed & remember during Space the lights were dripping purple onto the dead’s huge Afghan stage rug. If you are someone who likes listening to “Space”, this is one of the best I saw. Great sound on this one. The Matrix from that Dusborne put up from Syracuse ‘83 is also an awesome sounding one as well. Check it out too!!!
April 11, 2018 Subject:
This is a cool & very unique show. They are tight throughout. Shakedown has a killer groove. The Esau may be the best. Bob is obviously feelin' it by Stranger. The whole Maybe You Know>He's Gone>Bob Star>Drumz segment is bad ass. I know some of those selections don't seem like what you would normally think of that way, but give it a try.
I gotta give it a 4 for the sound and the quality of the playing. '83 is always good. Seems wrong and we did not really think of it that way at the time but here it is.
March 3, 2016 Subject:
This is like both the 85 Rochester shows in one nite
what's up with Rochester anyways? Killer shows in that city, often, went there in 85 and some of what we had couldn't be burned, it had just been picked, like jerry at this Rochester Kodak place, I am from near Polaroid, but they never played in Waltham, why would anyone? I rephrase that, there is a lot of pavement there, why wouldn't they play there? I wasn't at this show, but was like 5 at the time, no I was 15. saw em in 82,not here not UVM, I was a one show high school kid student, until St. Stephen came back. So, its 2016 now, when are we going back to the refurbished War Memorial? I love war, so can't wait. no rating 9 stars.
July 27, 2015 Subject:
Always liked this one
Charlie Miller's second show as a taper! UVM being his first... He has a great story about this tour, If you see him ask him about it.
Tho there might be one on line somewhere? He told me about it before he was a celebrity tho ;-)
November 4, 2014 Subject:
Best intro to Shakedown
Pretty sweet keyboard tonals right at the opening of Shakedown. Cool stuff. That Maybe You Know tune makes me want to vomit. No more of Brent's awful singing, please. On the other hand, I usually skip Drums & Space but found the 'Bob Star' to be nearly over before I realized what I was listening to, so it was pretty good actually.
February 4, 2012 Subject:
This was a great show I went with Matt and Mex!
Thank You for sharing this. It brings back fond memories.
I miss Jerry Garcia. I am so glad I had the chance to attend some of this spring tour.
December 3, 2010 Subject:
Top five of 1983
Definitely the best of the Spring 83' tour. Rochester shows were always quality, bringing their full game for high-expectation east coast heads.
Brent in particular is singing perfectly on key, with soulful and confident harmonies. Even his Maybe You Know (which ended in disaster after Brent's breakdown during its performance in Berkeley 86') is full of unique experimental energy laced with a tight rock band sleek.
My favorite of the early Brother Esaus, A show stopper Shakedown and Samson, eery and contemplative jamming around He's Gone into Bob Star (1st performance of this silly little Weir moment).
The Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad brings back the old school Jerry introduction chords with all their perfection, dusting off those rusty strings and proving they can always bring the goods differently.
Maybe not the most jammed out second set but certainly up there with the Lake Placid Show, Hartford Show, MSG Show, and the Warfield run half a month earlier.
August 22, 2010 Subject:
My First Dead show !
life was good, just graduated high school, had a great girl...and my first out-of-town experience - though not their best performance, because its a first for me, I have to have this SB !
why can't I download this version ??
February 23, 2010 Subject:
This show is a forgotten gem. Exellent musicianship and an incredible remastered soundboard by Charlie Miller. I'm always shocked when I'm the first to write a review of a Miller remaster.